Driving Blind: Liberal Imperialism Was so Much Cooler in the 80s
Carrie Brownstein, courtesy of the Awl, tells us how American Express has made her addiction to vinyls financially feasible. It’s also sponsored content from American Express. The advertorial plot thickens.
By now you might have heard of Kindle Worlds. It’s Amazon’s attempt to monetize fan fiction. But Flourish Klink is worried that “some people in the entertainment industry are viewing Kindle Worlds as a way to ‘control’ fans.”
Ts and Cs have gotten out of control, so I’m kind of glad to see that some at the Nation have launched a campaign for a “People’s Terms of Service.”
Stephen Walt lists 10 signs of liberal imperialism–a type of imperialism I think is all the more pernicious for couching itself in moralistic language.
Peter Kafka explains why we still have a long way to go before something like the Xbox One can revolutionize how we access cable programming.
Eric Swain analyzes two new works of interactive fiction, and looks at how they’re expanding the form.
Derek Thompson gives some answers to the question “Are we overworked?” in the form of a few infographics. At more length, Thompson explores the effect of new technology on traditional retail jobs.
I’ve always wanted to live in the 80s…here are some reasons why: